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post #91 of 269 Old 04-30-2013, 06:29 PM
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I got the latch access holes cut out. Now I can get the corners painted and welded and installed. I need to start looking for a wrangler to cut in half. I think I'm going to look for a wrecked wrangler. Maybe one that's been hit in the rear.
That's your best option. Looks great.



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post #92 of 269 Old 05-01-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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I scored another tailgate for $50.00. Only minor surface rust under the hinges.
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While Nana has the little one, I got a little Jeep time. I started welding the jeep corners together.
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Now time to start grinding welds. I hate grinding welds.
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Now time to start grinding welds. I hate grinding welds.
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I got the welds ground down on one side. A little skim coat of body filler next.
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Looks great man!


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Nice work , and I agree grinding welds is the debil !

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Looks good, I realy like the way you did the tailgate.

X2 on grinding welds is the debil !!!!
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It's been a while since I posted or have had a chance to work on the jeep bed.

I noticed the bed panel in front of the wheel well cutout had a 1/8 inch hump in it. I put some water on the side of the bed to give the primer a shine, and it looked bad. Now I'm no body man, but I had to try something. So I asked the magic box sitting on the desk, and read about shrinking metal. The bed is made from 16 gauge steel, so it took a little more heat to get the metal to move. I would heat an area, hammer and dolly, and then cool with a wet rag.

It looks worse in the pictures than it really is the burnt paint makes it looks bad. I have a little more hammering on this side (it was warped pretty bad), but it's getting close. If I stopped right now, a skim coat of filler would be about 1/16 inch. I want to get it closer.

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I learned from the other side, so this side turned out better. Some polyester filler primer (sprayable bondo) might be enough to smooth out this side.

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Here are the bed corners on the bed. They will be bolted on the side and attached with panel bonding adhesive on the back below the tailgate.

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I didn't know how to make the bed corners transition from a narrow tailgate to the wide corners. I had to have room inside the corners for the latch solenoids and the latches. So that is why there is a little shelf on the top of the corners. I figure I can put some tie down hooks in this area.

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Looks really good, love the attention to detail.


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I got the corners attached this evening. I put 2 part seam sealer on the bed side before I bolted it together. I figure this will keep water out. I used structural panel adhesive on the back and I will be welding the corners to the bed floor. After the bed is all assembled and the mounts welded in, it will be lined inside and on the bottom to make sure it's all sealed up.
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Awesome! Love this thread, I get excited to see what's new each time it appears at the top of my subscription list

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Thanks, I get excited when I get a chance to work on it!
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